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July 14th, 2018 by admin

Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre receives $8 million injection to be rebuilt

Fire takes hold of Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre. Photo: Supplied, John ElliottWinton’s famous Waltzing Matilda Centre has received a massive injection of funding to begin the process of rebuilding.
Nanjing Night Net

The centre was destroyed by fire in June 2015 and there has been a strong push from the local community to have the centre rebuilt.

Various fundraising campaigns have been held in the past year to help the centre be rebuilt, but an injection of $8 million of federal government money will kick that process along.

The centre successfully applied for a grant under the government’s Stronger Regions program and found out on Wednesday that it had been successful.

Minister for Regional Development Senator Fiona Nash said the funding was part of her interest in making regional areas places where people wanted to stay.

“I aim to help build the kinds of communities our children and grandchildren either want to stay in or come back to, and quality local infrastructure is a big part of that,” she said.

Federal member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the funding would also be an economic boost to the Winton community.

“Winton’s Waltzing Matilda Centre didn’t just pay homage to poet AB ‘Banjo’ Paterson’s 1895 ballad but also housed memorabilia and interactive displays, iconic to our nation,” he said.

“Now Winton can rebuild as this funding will also provide an economic boost to Western Queensland, which has suffered greatly from prolonged drought.”

In April architects Cox Raynor were selected to design the new Waltzing Matilda Centre.

The process of restoring artefacts that were damaged in the fire has been ongoing for more than a year.

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